10 Best Pumpkin Patterns & Carving Templates

The best pumpkin patterns and pumpkin carving stencils patterns that are sure to impress your kids this Halloween!  Use any of these any pumpkin carving templates and free pumpkin stencils to find the perfect pumpkin carving ideas, pumpkin faces, and jack o lantern patterns to make with your kids this Halloween.


As always, the Tip Junkie Printable and Halloween sites have hundreds of pictured tutorials with free printables for Halloween.  You can always search there if you’re looking for more pictured tutorials. {wink}

Pumpkin Patterns

Pumpkin Decorating

1.  Pumpkin Patterns ~ Put down your pumpkin carving knife and check out these fun crafty pumpkin ideas over at No Biggie.  She uses paper and paint to create her Halloween pumpkins and you will love all of her pumpkin craft ideas.

Pumpkin Carving Stencils Patterns

Pumpkin Carving Tips

2.  How to Carve a Pumpkin {tutorial} ~ Tons of pumpkin carving tips to make your pumpkin come out perfect and your carving experience as painless as possible.  Get info on the best way to use a pattern, safety tips, and even find out how long you can expect your carved pumpkin to last.

Pumpkin Stencils

3.  Halloween Pumpkin Carving {stencils} ~ How to use Halloween Pumpkin Carving and Stencils to make the coolest pumpkin or jackolantern on your block.  Carve a spooky scene with our creative ideas and stencils.

Pumpkin Carving Templates

Pumpkin Carving Templates

4.  Pumpkin Carving {drill} ~ Create your own pattern on a pumpkin from a drill.  Simply drill different sized holes into your pumpkin in a desired pattern.  Masking tape helps keep uniform lines.

Pumpkin Templates

5.  Angry Bird Pumpkin Carving ~ Five free Angry Bird stencils for carving yellow bird, blue bird, red bird, chicken and pig.

Free Pumpkin Stencils

Pumpkin Stencil

6.  Boo Pumpkin Stencil ~ Print this bold “BOO” stencil to decorate one pumpkin or on three pumpkins to spell B-O-O.  You can line them up to light up your walkway, driveway, stairway or porch.

Pumpkin Pattern

7.  Mod Podged Pumpkins ~ Inspired by a how-to in Country Living magazine, Crystal made some gorgeous mod podged pumpkins. Click on the link to see how she did it.

Pumpkin Faces

Pottery Barn Pumpkin Faces

8.  Pumpkin Faces ~ Make your own Pottery Barn inspired pumpkin faces with this free pattern.  It’s a fun way for your children to decorate their pumpkins without having to carve them.

Jack o Lantern Patterns

Mocking Jay Pumpkin

9.  Hunger Games Jack-o-lantern Pattern ~ Hunger Games fans you’re going to love this free printable pattern of the Mocking Jay!  Download, print and carve away.

Pumpkin Pattern

10.  Chalkboard Pumpkin ~ Turn an ordinary pumpkin into a chalkboard canvas.  Simply spray or paint on chalkboard paint and draw your pumpkin face with chalk.  If you aren’t happy with the face you drew you can erase it and try again.

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